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Children's Ministry Director (Part Time)

Posted by: Lakewood United Methodist Church

Posted date: 2013-Aug-14

Location: Lakewood

Job Summary

The Children’s Ministry director will provide dynamic leadership and oversight to the ministry of spiritual formation at LUMC; equipping others to intentionally grow in the Christian faith.


Essential Functions:

·      Identify/recruit, train and resource teachers to effectively lead classes/small groups to which they are assigned.

·      Sunday morning presence in order to coordinate and lead faith development program.

·      Provide and Promote spiritual formation for all children.

·      Identify and promote attendance at training events that will further enhance the teachers’ skills toward leading classes.

·      Develop and maintain a resource library of spiritual formation materials.

·      Work in cooperation with Grow Team to develop annual budget, use of space and use of equipment.

Other Responsibilities:

·      Participate in staff meetings.

·      Participate in Grow Team meetings.

·      Promote/communicate programs/classes to congregation and community through various means of media (print and social).

·      Other duties as assigned by the Lead Pastor.

Minimum Qualifications:

Experience in a large church environment, preferably with Christian Education programs.

Theological training a plus; grasp of Christian calendar and Christian theological basics a must.

Willingness to pursue further training and education.


Physical Requirements:

Able to move freely in and out of different settings (homes, church, businesses)

Able to speak in worship and public forums.

Core Competencies:

Mission Ownership: Demonstrates understanding and full support of the mission, vision, values and beliefs of Lakewood UMC. Can teach those values to others.

Spiritual Maturity: Have a personal growth plan to strengthen faith journey. Models and develops humility, teachability, accountability, and servant leadership.

Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to lead others. Demonstrates the skills of active listening and openly accepts criticism. Productively engages and resolves interpersonal conflict. Holds others accountable in a spirit of love. Engages people positively.

Team Building Skills: Guides leaders in the process of sharing best practices, identifying and solving common problems. Works with leaders to regularly assess the health of teams and classes/groups. Recognizes dysfunctional team behavior and redirects it into functional behavior.

Management Skills: Demonstrates commitment and flexibility in scheduling regular coaching sessions with those in his/her span of care. Understands his/her leadership style and temperament type and adapts leadership behaviors to meet needs of situation. Delegates, empowers and holds leaders accountable.

Leadership Development: Is a good judge of talent and spiritual giftedness. Stretches people to try new skills and accept new levels of responsibility.

Job Title Children's Ministry Director (Part Time)
Post Details
Organization Lakewood United Methodist Church
Phone 2162268644
Email revbrucehartley(at)gmail.com
Location Lakewood
State State -> Ohio
Zip Code 44107.00
Country Country -> United States
Deadline for applying
Job Type Job Type -> Part-time
Job Category Job Classification -> Ministry - Church
Church Job Category Church Job Category -> Childrens Ministry
Denomination Denomination -> United Methodist
Church Size Church Size -> 251-500
Worship Style Worship Style -> Traditional

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